” We talk a lot about infrastructure in cities, and it’s talking about highways and it’s talking about trains, but I think more important to people who are low income is, how do I get from here to there? How do I become part of the affluence that’s surrounding me? “


” There’s some way in which we would prefer not to see very clearly the immense gifts and intelligence of some of the people who live in our most abject conditions. Maybe there are some things at work in deciding who gets to be society’s winners and who gets to be society’s losers that don’t have to do with merit. “


” People naturally long for a bit of the wealth that is whorling all around them, and if the work and education available to them won’t get them closer to the comforts that they see others enjoying, the temptation to take shortcuts can be fierce. “


” People talk about places like Mumbai as a tale of two cities, as if the rich and poor don’t have anything to do with each other. “


” For myself, suffering doesnt make me a good person, it makes me selfish. Why do we think that people who have less should find it edifying? “


” One thing that was very clear to me is that the young people in a place like Annawadi aren’t tripping on caste the way their parents are. They know their parents have these old views. “



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We talk a lot about infrastructure in cities, and it
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People naturally long for a bit of the wealth that is whorling all around them, and if the work and education available to them won
People talk about places like Mumbai as a tale of two cities, as if the rich and poor don
For myself, suffering doesnt make me a good person, it makes me selfish. Why do we think that people who have less should find it edifying?
One thing that was very clear to me is that the young people in a place like Annawadi aren
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